Hilda Frances Hansen Ferron

Published 11:10 am Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hilda Frances Hansen Ferron died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Covenant Health and Rehab of Vicksburg. She was 79.

Born in Louisville, Ky., Ms. Ferron grew up in small towns along the Mississippi River in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. She graduated from high school in Pine Bluff, Ark., and had been a Vicksburg resident since 1959.

She retired from the Mississippi River Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she was the secretary to the division safety engineer for many years and had received several Distinguished Service awards.

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She was preceded in death by her father, James B. Hansen.

Survivors include her mother, Aline Hansen of Vicksburg; her daughter, Lucy Ferron of Jackson; and her son, Peter Ferron of Alexandria, Va.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the service.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.